Matt Marron added to Stony Brook staff

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

MattSenk Stony Brook, N.Y. – Stony Brook head baseball coach, Matt Senk, announced on Thursday that Mike Marron has been named an assistant coach. Marron, who comes to Seawolves after four years as an assistant coach at UMass-Lowell, will serve as the pitching coach in addition to helping with recruiting.

"We’re extremely excited to have Mike join our staff," Senk said. "He brings passion, success and an outstanding work ethic that will enhance the pitching staff and our program overall."

Marron served as an assistant coach for the Orleans Firebirds of the Cape Cod Baseball league this past summer after guiding the UMass-Lowell hurlers to the fifth best ERA (3.14) in Division II in 2008. The previous year he led the UMass-Lowell pitching staff to the eighth best ERA in the nation (3.37). Marron helped the Riverhawks to 121 victories in his four years including two appearances in the NCAA Regionals.

In summer of 2008, Marron served as the head coach of the Pittsfield Dukes of the New England Collegiate Baseball League. The NECBL Coach of the Year, Marron guided the Dukes to a 28-20 record, up from a 13-28 clip in 2007. The most improved team in the NECBL, Pittsfield advanced to the Southern Division Championship Series.

A four-year player and three-year starter with the College of Holy Cross Crusaders, Marron arrived on the Worcester campus as a pitcher but converted to catcher his sophomore year and immediately earned All-Patriot League second team honors. He also earned the Riopel Award as the team’s most valuable player and the Ray Dobens Award for most improved player honors that year.

The following summer, Marron joined the Mill City All-Americans of the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) and batted .280 for the season. Marron also enjoyed a solid season as a junior at Holy Cross, batting a team-high .346 and fielding a perfect 1.000 percent. He was named captain as a senior and completed his degree in English with a concentration in Africana studies.

Prior to Holy Cross, Marron was a two-year all-league standout at Germantown Academy in Fort Washington, Pa. Following graduation in 2000, he attended Mercersburg Academy for a postgraduate year where he helped lead the Blue Storm to the Pennsylvania private school state championship.